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Army intelligence system pulled from key test

Published: Monday, July 21, 2014 11:41 p.m. CST

WASHINGTON – Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system. The decision, laid out in a July 15 memorandum obtained by The Associated Press, stands in contrast to the Army’s upbeat public statements about the Distributed Common Ground System.

DCGS-A is a network of software, sensors and databases that is intended to allow troops to process and integrate intelligence from a variety of sources, from electronic intercepts to overhead imagery to spy reports, but has been prone to crashes.

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